The Price of Freedom


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Soon to be leaders of the free world.

If they govern as President and Vice President like they did as U.S. Senators we could be in for a wild ride in the next several months. No U.S. Senators can honestly claim to be more liberal, leftist than these two. But, they are ours and I wish them well. I tried to change the channel but this isn’t Saturday night live…

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The highest and the lowest.

Keith Olberman can rightfully claim to be the chief Bush hater in America. No other TV blabber even comes close to him when it comes to hating W.

Chris Matthews keeps the bottom of cable news ratings sewed up solidly. The only way his ratings can rise is if someone can figure a way to produce a show on MSNBC that is actually more awful than his.

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On top!

Bill O’Reilly’s O’Reilly Factor on the Fox News Network owns cable TV. He is number one consistently. Only Bill’s ego out paces his TV ratings. I’ll admit it, I watch and mostly agree with his positions. But when he is wrong he is really wrong!

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Thanks for the miseries guys.

Thanks to the warped views of reality by these two, Sen. Barney Frank and Sen. Chris Dodd we have as their gift the housing/mortgage meltdown. They jointly insisted that home ownership is a right of every American if they could pay for it or not. Now we taxpayers are paying.

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3 Things that will not go away; Death, Taxes, and Hillary

She is a stand by her man kind of a gal. Meet the new Sec. of State. She does know how to get along with others. I think she will actually be very good at this job. I wish her well.

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Uh…You know…um…can I use a life line?

This Camelot kid is not ready for prime time. She has the name, plenty of connections, and tons of cash but she can’t seem to put a complete sentence together without the school girl fillers. Please, enough Kennedy’s!

 

 

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In 2007, only President George Bush was hated more than Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. Why was she so hated? If I knew the correct answer to that question I could then explain liberals and why they think and act as they do.

Now the show is over and Gov Palin is quietly doing her job, and very well. She will be back…

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He an’t no Billy Graham

For now the news media is slobbering all over Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback church in California. He will give the inauguration prayer for Obama in spite of the outcry from the girlie boys. Up to now Warren has navigated the shark infested waters of the national media rather well. He is a good man with a great message but comparisons to Billy Graham are a bit over the top.

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Quiet! …. Auctioneer at work

This Chicago politician decided to auction off Mr. Obama’s U.S. Senate seat to the highest bidder and got caught. He still doesn’t seem to understand what all the fuss is about. Gov. Blagojevich is just one of a host of legendary crooked governors and others who hail from the windy city. They make Louisiana politics look like nursery school. The Gov’s next photo might have Dept of Correction numbers at the bottom. Let’s hope so. That is if he is guilty of course.

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This man knows something about hot air!

Former Vise Vice President Albert Gore has contributed more hot air to the planet than any other man alive. Gore should give back the Nobel Prize since he was selected based on a fraud. Global Warming has been soundly disproved. Why anyone would believe anything the “inventor of the Internet” said is beyond me. Go back to being a slum lord Mr. Gore, you are better suited for that job.

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HATED

The hatred for this good man is unlike anything I have ever seen in my almost 64 years. Could it be that he is “America first” in international policy matters, or that he is one of those ignorant Christians who actually believe the Bible? Whatever the reasons he has been the favorite person to hate for the last 8 years.

Not one of his critics to my knowledge factor in the events of 9-11 and the resulting effects on the world and our country. Hypocrites  by the dozens get red in the face about his sending our troops into Iraq yet they supported just that very thing. Almost to the  last one, those elected officials who have been the hardest on President Bush are two faced liars with poll driven morals and wouldn’t know the truth if it stared them in the face.

History will be more kind to President George W. Bush than you might think. His lasting legacy will be that we have not had another attack since 9-11. I have disagreed with him more than any other President I have ever voted for but he is a good man and deserves respect for his service to our country.

YES WE CAN!


President Elect Obama

President Elect Obama

As I watched the news unfold last night I couldn’t help but be happy for the people with tears streaming down as they listened while President Elect Obamaspoke to the 100,000 or so folks in Grant Square. I was touched seeing Rev. Jessie Jackson and Opra among the masses, evidently deeply touched that a black man, one of them, was finally elevated to the highest office in the United States. It is easy to brush aside what it must be like to hope that the day will come when people are not treated as less than others because they have dark skin. The raw facts of slavery and the historic struggles of the African American people are seemingly built into the DNA of every person with African heritage. So, my sincere congratulations to President Elect Obama, his family and friends, campaign workers, and all those who voted for him.
It is likely that we know less about Barack Obama than any other person ever elected President of the United States. Soon we will get to know him as we observe how he governs. I’m sure he would agree that it’s one thing to make a speech but quite another to actually put those hopes, dreams, and aspirations into policy and see them through. He will be my President and I wish him the very best. I told someone at an early small group meeting today that I hope he turns out to be the best president in my lifetime. How wonderful would that be? What a statement to the possibilities of being an American citizen?
I did not vote for Mr. Obama based on his lack of experience, poor judgement, and liberal political theory. I hope he now governs differently than what he campaigned on in several areas. I believe he will. I’m sure he does not want to be a one term president, or to preside over the Democrats loosing many of the seats in Congress they have gained in the last two election cycles. I wish him great success.
This historic election is not a rejection of conservative principals and governance but rather this is what filled the void left by it’s absence. I listened to pundit after pundit spout off the death rites of conservatism last evening as I surfed the news channels. Their belief is that the country has now swung left of center because of gains by Democrats and the election of Obama. Nothing is farther from the truth. The ballot initiatives across the states upholding traditional marriage, against homosexual marriage, and for life had wide support. And, there is no sane American who would not like to keep more of his wages and be able to conduct business with less government interference.
Conservatives made the near fatal mistake of believing the lie that the road to success was to straddle the political fence and try to please everyone on both sides. Minus 25 seats in the U.S. Congress last election and 15 more lost this time, and loosing the White House was the reward. Being right wing conservative is not the problem it is rather the lack of it that is the problem. Gov. Sarah Palin was the only conservative in the race and she being a late comer couldn’t carry the water for a weak McCain.
Unless conservatives put forth candidates who are unashamedly pro-life, pro-2nd Amendment, for lower/fairer taxes, strong national defense, tough on crime, lovers of and loyal to the Constitution, for smaller more accountable government, and sensible spending, we will continue to slowly slide away into history and become only what once was.
Liberalism unchecked is dangerous and based wholly upon it’s logical end, cannot be sustained over time. In a system of government that rewards the least productive citizens at the expense of the most productive always leaves the masses of working people poor and oppressed. As Ronald Regan said “Government is not the solution to all of our problems, government is the problem”. He was right when he said it and he is still right.
Finally, I might be the only person in America who still likes Geroge Bush. None, I repeat NONE, of his critics are willing to factor in the tragic events of 9-11 and how that terrible episode changed the course of history. Hypocrites who voted for the war in Iraq are the loudest critics of Bush. I’ll be the first to admit he did some things very wrong. He was wrong on immigration and became a big spender just as if he was a Yellow Dog Democrat. I do believe history will be more kind to him than CNN and MSNBC has been. He is a good man who always tried to do what he thought was right for the country and the world.
Now before us is an unprecidented opportunity to unite behind our leader and work together for the common good. I am all for bipartisanship so long as we are all working toward good policy and practice. I will pray for President Obama, support him all I can, hold him accountable as much as possible, and try to correct him when he is wrong.
Can America still lead the free world? Can we get out of our economic slump? Can we still be the place where the nations of the earth look to for hope and opportunity? YES WE CAN!
God bless Barrack Obama and God bless America
Royce Ogle

Obama the Tax Cutter


Who deserves a tax cut?

Who deserves a tax cut?

The top 50% paid 97.1% of all federal income taxes in 2006. (the above illustration is slightly outdated) Which means the lower 50% paid a grand total of only 2.9 %. And, the bottom 5 % of wage earners who pay federal income taxes received over $8.00 in government assistance for each dollar they paid in 2000. (the $’s are more now)
So, I ask you, who deserves a tax break? Mr. Obama and the Democrats decry giving tax breaks to the “rich”, but why not? When the top 5 % of wage earners are already paying far more than their share (53.25 %) I suggest a tax reduction for them is in order. Oh, by the way it is mainly them and the rest of the top 50 % of wage earners who provide almost all the jobs in America.
Obama tells the same lie several times a day; “95% of every one earning under $250,000 per year will get a tax deduction under my plan”. A technical term for that is “hogwash”. Since the bottom several percent (about 45 %) of wage earners already pay no income tax how is it possible to give them a tax break? The numbers just will not work. The real number, according to the usual rules of logic, is about 50 % and they are the ones who need it less.
What a nutty system! Punish the most productive citizens for being successful and reward the dead beats and encourage more irresponsibility and immorality. We must take care of those who are really needy but our government assistance programs are out of control.
Obama should wear a Robin Hood outfit. It is his goal to, in his words, “spread the wealth around”, translated rob the rich and give to the poor.
Each year millions of people come to the United States from socialist countries for education, health care and medical procedures, and financial opportunity. Why does anyone with an IQ above a turnip think Democrats can fashion a better socialist government than those other countries?
It’s too bad that we don’t have some of the best running for President. No matter who wins, we are caught striving for either national failure or mediocrity at best.
Royce

Obama vs. McCain Race….or racial?


The United States of America has made a lot of progress sense the days of slavery. Blacks in Africa sold their own people to white slave brokers who transported them to America to be owned like cattle as they worked cotton fields for white plantation owners. The Civil War was the bloodiest war ever fought by Americans, largely over the slavery disagreement. It is worthy of note that American whites did not invent slavery. Slavery is as old as human history.

We have made great progress. Either a woman will be Vice President or a black man will be President in just a few weeks. And, a powerful, smart woman, Sen. Hillary Clinton was runner up in the primaries for the Democrats. Progress? Not so fast!

I believe it is wrong to refuse to vote for a candidate because he or she is a person of color. There is no question about that. However, I believe it is just as wrong to vote for a candidate only because he or she is a person of color. It is wrong but it is a right in a free society.

Estimates are that around 90% of black Americans who vote will vote for Obama, and I believe most of those votes will be because he is an African American. It is largely the same mentality as the O.J. jury, “Don’t bother me with the facts, the brother is innocent”. On the flip side, there is no question that a large segment of the white population, across the south especially, will not consider any African American for President of the United States. These are sad facts but entirely true. There is a better than average possibility that the presidential race will be decided on racial preferences, not on policy positions.

The worst enemy the African Americans in our country have ever had is the Democrat Party. For many decades, especially during the 40 years Tip O’Neal and the Democrats had control of the congress, Democrats have adopted public policy that keeps minority people on the lowest rung of society. Their policies have stripped the black community of it’s dignity by producing several generations who have been trained to think the government is their caretaker and that they deserve a check each month because they are black and poor. To add to the problem the Democrats have enacted policy that rewards unemployment, immorality, and dependency on government. I have spoken with folks who tell me they would have to take a pay cut if they got a job. And, young women only have to have one more child to get a raise on the monthly welfare check.

Democrats did not intend this end, they only wanted to buy votes and keep political power but the end result is a large percentage of Americans with little self worth, fatherless homes, high crime, poor education, and little hope. Thank you Democrats.

Today in a country that most people think is progressive, blacks have much higher percentages of children born to unwed mothers, substance abuse, incarcerated males, children who do not graduate from high school or go to college, and are born with disadvantages that most will never overcome. All of this because Democrats want to keep political power. The Rev Jessie Jackson, Rev Al Sharpton, and other so called “black leaders” have only added to the problem and have done nothing to solve it.

The more political power the Democrats have the longer African Americans will suffer. But, because for decades they have been brain washed to believe that government is their saviour, they vote in mass for Democrats.

It is a mathematical impossibility for our country to continue on the present course. At some point, and soon I think, there will be more on the receiving end than on the productive end and it will come crashing down. Every dollar spent by government must be earned by an American citizen and taxed out of his pocket by the U.S. government.

Republicans are only slightly better than Democrats on domestic policy. Very slightly. On national security they are far better. Common sense demands that I vote for McCain-Palin. Gov. Sarah Palin has little experience but is the only real conservative in the race. Come to think of it, Abraham Lincoln had less experience than Gov. Palin. I think he worked out pretty well.

Agree or disagree, that’s the way I see it.

Royce